Electric Utility

The electric department is responsible for providing electric power and service to approximately 11,000 customers in portions of three counties (Kershaw, Lee and Sumter). The city maintains both overhead and underground electric infrastructure. An on-call truck provides 24-hour service to our customers. If you need assistance with your electric service, call (803) 432-2421.

As a public provider, we strive to keep our rates as low as possible. The money we receive each month from bills is primarily used to purchase wholesale power and maintain / expand our electric infrastructure.

Check out the table below to see where we stand among electric providers in our area. To download our electric policy, click here.

Provider Cost of 1000 KWH
SCE&G $152.18
Lynches River $147.90
Fairfield Electric $131.08
City of Camden $126.94
Black River $120.00
Duke Progress $112.70


Interconnecting Small Generation

Live in Camden? Want to connect with and operate in parallel to the City's electrical system using your own generator? Explore the documents below to get started.

Integrated Resource Plan

Explore the Integrated Resource Plan for Camden's city-owned electric distribution utility.